The Janus School

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The Janus School
  • The Janus School is the only independent school in Central Pennsylvania that offers a core academic program to students, grades Kindergarten through twelfth grade, with learning differences.
  • The school's mission is "to help individuals with learning differences access their potential by providing excellence in education, research, and community outreach.".

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 3-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1991
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students70 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Janus School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size6 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,500
Tuition Notesextensive financial aid available; transportation available.
% on Financial Aid
42%
Average Financial Aid Grant$13,500
Admissions DirectorRobin Payne
Admissions AssociateMichelle Styer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
3-D Printing, Outdoor Club

Arts and Music Programs:
School Play

School Notes

  • Each student is different. Careful diagnosis that can assess the unique nature of each student's learning style is critical to a successful educational program. Each student's program must be built around individual strengths and weaknesses.  Students with average or high intellectual ability who have learning differences can master the skills they find most difficult. Information processing and language skills are the key to success in education and in the future workplace. These skills must be learned and not bypassed. The cornerstone of learning is the highly developed human relationship between the student and teacher. This relationship allows the student to develop self-confidence in the context of both academic and personal growth.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lancaster
    Grades: PK-12 | 458 students
    9.5 miles
    725 Hamilton Road
    Lancaster, PA 17603
    (717) 392-2916
    9.5 PK-12
    458
  • Lancaster
    Grades: NS-8 | 255 students
    10.1 miles
    935 Columbia Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17603
    (717) 397-7655
    10.1 NS-8
    255
  • Marietta
    Susquehanna Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-8 | 161 students
    5.1 miles
    15 W Walnut St
    Marietta, PA 17547
    (717) 426-4506
    5.1 NS-8
    161
  • Carlisle
    Grades: K-12 | 38 students
    38.6 miles
    898 Waggoners Gap Rd
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    (717) 249-4525
    38.6 K-12
    38
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-8 | 151 students
    5.8 miles
    404 Cherry St
    Columbia, PA 17512
    (717) 684-2433
    5.8 PK-8
    151

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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $8,004 for elementary schools and $16,439 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).